Gabrielle Bluestone, a reporter for VICE and the executive producer of the Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, presents all her research into the Fyre Fiasco in this excellent book. The book examines not just Fyre, but the ways in which scammers, grifters and con artists have inveigled their way into our lives and how technology and social media influencers aid and abet this post-truth reality. The Fyre story is compelling and is as much a cautionary tale of youthful exuberance as is WeWork and Theranos. McFarland – the Fyre Festival protagonist has in a short 30 or so years become a career criminal, and yet he continues to scam and fleece those who are impressionable and easily influenced. A compelling read!
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